Mr. Grey Needs New Home: Prefers Modern Design, Likes Books

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Mr. Grey is so handsome, he will take your breath away. The Adonis of the moment, Mr. Grey finds himself in Whiskers Rescue Ranch, solo. Anastasia, the ingénue cat he met by chance, has flown the coop, so to speak, and has been adopted before he could blink an emerald eye. Now he awaits the right one to come along and take him home.

“The Ranch is okay, a little homey for my tastes,” says the attractive and confident one-year-old black-and-white cat. “I prefer modern architecture, you know, the whole stone, steel, glass and white leather look. A view is nice. I lost my funds in a Ponzi scheme, and have no choice in décor here,” he rationalizes. “I would hope that whoever rescues me from the Ranch shares my sense of design. The food, while not Per Se http://perseny.com/ is tasty, and the service is timely.  I’ve inferred that adding truffle oil improves everything but who’s going to listen to a cat in reduced circumstances?

“However, the height is nice and I can catnap without disturbance.”

Mr. Grey will wake right up for treats, and a nice stroke on the back. Large and lovely, he has a permanent Cheshire Cat smile on his beautiful face. He will make a wonderful companion to a devoted cat lover, especially one who likes books http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Shades-Grey-Book-Trilogy/dp/0345803485/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338922272&sr=8-1. And, as he harmonically shared the Ranch space with Anastasia, Mr. Grey more than likely will fit into a home with other cats already there. Of course…Anastasia brought a gleam to his eye….

Mr. Grey likes the view from high up in the Ranch.

Come meet Mr. Grey – he’s in our window at Whiskers Holistic Pet Care, 235 East 9th Street btwn 2nd and 3rd Avenues, in New York’s East Village. Please come right in and ask about adopting him. Or call us at 212-979-5732 – and leave a message with a phone number to reach you back.

Just remember, Mr. Grey likes to be in control.

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Thank You For The Kind Words, Carl!

“I wish that could say that my cats, Lewis and Clark, get nothing but the best, but that would be a lie. How healthfully they eat varies, just like it varies with me, and for all the same reasons. According to my schedule, they eat: Solid Gold, Iams or, in the most dire of circumstances, Purina Cat Chow from the deli on the corner. I’ve never heard any complaints.

Today I wandered into Whiskers Holistic Pet Care in the east village with a friend and was left feeling inadequate and guilty as a pet owner. Irresponsible, even.

Living in New York I’ve grown accustomed to being in shops, surrounded by merchandise that I know I can’t afford. It just usually happens at the Barney’s Co-op or ABC Carpet & Home and not pet food stores.

At Whiskers I got into a conversation with one of the owners, Randy. Somehow the topic of what I feed my cats came up.

“Do you eat meat?” she asked.

I didn’t know what to say. I weighed all possible options and outcomes and opted for the truth. “Yes, I do,” I said.

“Then share,” she said.

Whiskers has been open since 1988 and occupies a small, crowded space on east 9th Street. The store has another location in Astoria. At the east village store I peered into one of the gigantic freezers that sit on one side of the store and pulled out what looked like a plastic take-out container of some frozen tofurkey salad like one might find at Whole Foods. I saw what looked like carrots, meat and pasta. It looked delicious, like something that I would absolutely eat. It was dog food.

My friend, Robbie, was there for Primal Canine Beef Patties; Primal Feline Chicken and Salmon Nuggets; Nupro Silver with Glucosamine, MSM, and Ester-C; and Halo Dream Coat. I would probably eat all these items, as well, if they were offered me a silver platter with a ramekin of ranch dressing.

At the end, my guilty conscience prevailed and I left with Primal Feline Chicken and Salmon Nuggets, four of which are defrosting in the fridge and the rest of which are occupying not a small amount of space in my already crowded freezer.”

Thank you for the kind words! Stories like this make our day. Click here for his blog post. 

Feed me-ow!

Hey cat owner, this article is for you!

“If you’re one of the 35 million cat guardians in the United States, you undoubtedly want to know whether your feline is getting the food it needs for optimal health. For the domestic housecat, the wrong diet can contribute to health problems ranging from kidney disease and diabetes to allergies and cancer. To make the most of its nine lives, your cat requires a diet that strengthens its immune system—and that means the natural foods that closely resemble the diet of its ancestors.”

Click here for full article.

After Pet Food Scare, Could Homemade be a Help?

Check out this interview with Phil by NPR, after the the pet food scare in 2007

The recent pet food scare that has resulted in many pet deaths has turned some to alternative ways of feeding their pets. Phil Klein, an expert in the field of homemade pet food, offers advice.

What is Your Take on Vegan Diets for Pets?

Tell me, do you think your pets should have the same diet as you? If you are vegan, should animals be denied meat, fish, dairy and poultry?

ABC News takes on the question, and our own Whiskers Randy Klein shares her insights on the matter. A must watch, here is the link to it: Vegan Diets for Pets.